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Location

Latitude: 
34-37-45.8000N (34.629389)
Longitude: 
118-05-04.3900W (-118.084553)
Elevation: 
2542.5 feet MSL (775 m MSL)
Magnetic Variation: 
12 E (as of August 2019 from WMM2015 model)
Time Zone: 
UTC -8.0 (Standard Time)
UTC -7.0 (Daylight Savings Time)
From City: 
3 N.M. NE of Palmdale, California
Found On: 
Los Angeles Chart
FAA Region: 
AWP

Operations

Airport Status: 
Operational
Facility Use: 
Public
Type: 
Airport
Control tower: 
Yes
Attendance (Months/Days/Hours): 
Months/Days/Hours
ALL/ALL/1330-0600Z++
Boundary ARTCC: 
ZLA (Los Angeles)
Responsible ARTCC: 
ZLA (Los Angeles)
Lighting Schedule: 
SEE RMK
Segmented Circle Indicator: 
Yes
Beacon Color: 
White-Green (Lighted Land Airport)
Traffic Pattern Altitude: 
3542 feet (1080 m)
NOTAMs Facility: 
PMD
NOTAM-D Service: 
Yes
International Airport of Entry: 
No
Customs Landing Rights: 
No
Military Landing Rights: 
No
Civil/Military Joint Use: 
Yes

Based Aircraft

Annual Operations (as of 04/30/2008)

Total Operations:  64433
Commercial:  1203 1.9%
Air Taxi:  1320 2.0%
GA Local:  5158 8.0%
GA Itinerant:  5132 8.0%
Military Aircraft:  51620 80.1%

Communications

CTAF:  123.700
Tower:  PALMDALE
123.7
317.6

236.6
Hrs: OPR 1330-0600Z++.
Ground:  121.9
317.6
Approach:  JOSHUA
124.55
Departure:  JOSHUA
124.55
ATIS:  118.275
ASOS:  (661-272-3798)
EMERG:  121.5
EMERG:  243.0

  • WHEN ATCT CLSD ARPT CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL, DUE TO MILITARY OPS DURING TOWER CLOSURE.
   

Contacts

Manager: 
Air Force owned: 
KEN NEITZEL
2503 E AVE P
PALMDALE, CA 93550-2196
661-272-6715
USAF
2503 E AVE P
PALMDALE, CA 93550-2196
661-272-6700

Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) & Fuel

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Area Code: 805

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Flight Service Stations

Primary Alternate
FSS on Field:  N
FSS Name (ID):  Riverside(RAL)
Frequency: 
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-WX-BRIEF
   

Instrument Procedures / Charts


FAA Terminal Procedures valid from 0901Z 08/15/19 to 0901Z 09/12/19.

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Page Type Page Name Volume Action Since
Last Cycle
APD AIRPORT DIAGRAM SW-3
IAP HI-ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 25 SW-3 Changed
IAP HI-TACAN RWY 25 SW-3 Changed
IAP ILS OR LOC RWY 25 SW-3 Changed
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 07 SW-3 Changed
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 22 SW-3 Changed
IAP RNAV (GPS) RWY 25 SW-3 Changed
IAP VOR OR TACAN RWY 25 SW-3 Changed
MIN ALTERNATE MINIMUMS SW-3
MIN TAKEOFF MINIMUMS SW-3
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Maps

Palmdale - Palmdale USAF Plant 42 (PMD) Airport Terminal Map

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PMD Airport Diagram

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METAR / TAF

METAR

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Navigation Aids (Navaids) near PMD

Navigational Aid (NAVAID) distances from the airport are listed in Nautical Miles (NM).

Nearby Airports with Fuel

Dist (NM) Name (Airport IDs) True Hdg Mag Hdg Fuel Grade
9.4 General Wm J Fox Airfield Airport
(WJF KWJF WJF)
315 303 100LL, Jet A
15.6 Rosamond Skypark Airport
(L00)
337 325 100LL
26.0 Mojave Air And Space Port Airport
(MHV KMHV MHV)
352 340 100LL, Jet A
27.5 Whiteman Airport
(WHP KWHP WHP)
216 204 100LL, Jet A
29.1 Bob Hope Airport
(BUR KBUR BUR)
207 195 100LL, Jet A, Jet A+
30.0 Sun Hill Ranch Airport
(CA70)
74 62 80, 100LL, Mogas
31.5 California City Municipal Airport
(L71)
6 354 100LL, 80, Jet A
32.2 Van Nuys Airport
(VNY KVNY VNY)
218 206 100LL, Jet A
32.7 San Gabriel Valley Airport
(EMT KEMT EMT)
175 163 100LL, Jet A
32.8 Mountain Valley Airport
(L94)
329 317 80
34.7 Southern California Logistics Airport
(VCV KVCV VCV)
92 80 100LL, Jet A
35.0 Tehachapi Municipal Airport
(TSP KTSP TSP)
330 318 100LL, Jet A
35.6 Brackett Field Airport
(POC KPOC POC)
154 142 100LL, Jet A
36.8 Cable Airport
(CCB KCCB CCB)
147 135 100LL, Jet A
40.9 Hesperia Airport
(L26)
111 99 100LL
41.1 Santa Monica Municipal Airport
(SMO KSMO SMO)
206 194 100LL, Jet A
41.9 Ontario International Airport
(ONT KONT ONT)
145 133 100LL, Jet A
44.2 Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport
(HHR KHHR HHR)
196 184 100LL, Jet A
44.2 Los Angeles International Airport
(LAX KLAX LAX)
201 189 Jet A
44.5 Apple Valley Airport
(APV KAPV APV)
93 81 100LL, Jet A

Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS)

NOTAMs

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NOTAMS within
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Ratings & Reviews

Palmdale USAF Plant 42 Airport Ratings

Category Aspect Rating
Overall Rating for Palmdale USAF Plant 42 Airport
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Flight Service Number of Flights
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Overall Number of Routes Served
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

International Routes Served
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

On-time Performance
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Business Services & Internet Airport Lounges
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Business Centers
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Airport Website (information & tools)
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Availability of Internet Connectivity
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Wireless Internet Access
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

General Facilities ATM Locations
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Public Telephones
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Restrooms
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Architecture
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Terminal Layout
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Seating Areas
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Overall Cleanliness
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Children Play Areas
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Geographic Location
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Baggage Claim Locations
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Baggage Handling
  • 4.0/5 (3 votes cast)

Overall Comfort
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Security Lines
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Transportation & Parking Parking Availability
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Parking Pricing
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Public Transport
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Car Rental
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Taxis
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Hotel Shuttles
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Proximity to City Center
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Amenities Shopping (variety and number)
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Restaurants & Bars (variety and number)
  • 4.5/5 (2 votes cast)

Restaurants & Bars (price/value)
  • 4.0/5 (3 votes cast)

Remarks

A103 PRIMLY TRMG 747-707-727.
A11 LIEUTENANT COLONEL RONALD E. CLEAVES, COMMANDING OFFICER, PHONE 661-272-6770.
A110*G THIS AIRPORT HAS BEEN SURVEYED BY THE NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY.
A110-1 MISC: INDUS INSTLN - NO TRNSPN, LODGING OR NML SVC AVBL ON SITE.
A110-17 UNLGT OBSTN SURROUND AFLD.
A110-18 DRAINAGE DITCHES PARL RWY 22 FM TWY S TO TWY U.
A110-19 BIRD HAZ POTENTIAL EXISTS. MIGRATORY SEASON PHASE II 1 OCT - 31 MAR. DURG BWC MODERATE, TKOF AND LNDG PERMITTED. DURG BWC SEVERE, TKOF AND LNDG PROHIBITED.
A110-21 MILITARY USE: ASSAULT LDG ZONE LCTD 1ST 6,000 EAST END OF TWY B. RWY 252 MRK ONLY FOR C-130 ASSAULT OPR; ONE-WAY LDG ONLY.
A110-23 MISC: WINDS ARE EST DUE TO FMQ-13 WIND SENSORS BEING ACCURATE TO WITHIN ONLY +/- 2 KT. ATC/WX WILL NOT INCL/RELAY WIND CORR INTO FCST/PHRASEOLOGY. THEREFORE, AIRCREWS WILL INCORPORATE A +/- 2 KT ACCURACY INTO THEIR DECISION MAKING PROCESS FOR FLYING OPR.
A110-26 SERVICE-LGT: GATED THLD LGT RWY 07-25 AND RWY 04-22.
A110-28 TRAN ALERT (1 OF 2): NO FLEET SVC AVBL. NO FLW ME SVC AVBL. EXP PROGRESSIVE TAXI TO PRK. AIRCREW RESPONSIBLE FOR ACFT PINNING/SAFING.
A110-29 MISC: COMSEC STORAGE UNAVBL.
A110-3 PRKG RAMP LCTD S OF RWY 22 & TWY V NOT VSB FM ATCT.
A110-31 CAUTION: USE EXTREME CAUTION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS (UAS) OPS IN VCNTY.
A110-32 FUEL: A++ AVBL. NO TRANS ACFT FUEL SVC AVBL. LTD FUELING AVBL; GOVT ACFT ONLY 1600-2300Z++ MON-FRI. 24 HR PN WITH AFLD MGR RQR; NO SAME DAY REQ; GAS AND GO UNAVBL. EXPECT 2+ HR DELAY FOR FUEL.
A110-33 RSTD - OFFL BUS ONLY. MIL ARPT. CIVIL USE RQR USAF APVL AND DD FORM 2400/01/02. PPR RQR FOR FULL STOP LDG ONLY. CALL C661-272-6619/6614.
A110-34 TRAN ALERT (2 OF 2): UNABLE TO SVC ACFT WITH ORDNANCE. LTD GRD SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AVBL. NO POTABLE WATER SVC. NO TRAN MAINT AVBL. GND SVC UNAVBL WHEN LIGHTNING WITHIN 5 NM.
A110-35 MISC: FLT PLANS MUST BE FILED AND ACTIVATED WITH P42 AFLD MGMT. USE PRESCOTT FSS WHEN P42 AFLD MGMT CLSD.
A110-38 CAUTION: VARIOUS ACFT TEST OPS MARKINGS PAINTED IN WHITE ON TAXIWAY UNIFORM.
A110-39 CAUTION: RWY 25 NSTD MRK: SPOT LDG ZONE MRK LCTD AT 6000 FT REMAINING MRK. RWY 07-25 DECEPTIVE SFC MRK EXCEED STANDARD BY APPROX 50 FT.
A110-40 RSTD: OVERNIGHT PRK UNAUTHD ON C-RAMP.
A110-41 RSTD: TWY L BTN RWY 04/22 AND PAX TRML UNLGTD AND USABLE FOR DAYLT VFR ONLY.
A110-42 ALL DEPT ACFT MUST FILE FPL WITH P42 AFLD MGMT OPS.
A110-43 CAUTION: FOD HAZ ON TWY S; ALL LARGE BODY ACFT MUST TAXI WITH OUTBOARD MOTORS SHUT OFF.
A110-44 SERVICE-JASU: POWER CARS UNAVBL.
A110-45 MISC: BASE OPS OPR 1330-0600Z++, MON-SAT, CLSD SUN AND FEDERAL HOL.
A110-46 RSTD: RWY RESERVED FOR ACFT BASED THEREIN ON SAT AND SUN. GRD CREWS MUST INSPECT ALL ANTICIPATED AFLD PAVEMENTS RQR FOR THEIR MSN PRIOR TO EACH ACFT ARR OR DEP
A110-47 CAUTION: CONTRACTOR LEASED SITES ARE INTENDED FOR ACFT BASED THEREIN; ENTRY GATES AND APRONS MAY NOT MEET AF OBST STDS.
A14 CHIEF OF USAF AIRFIELD OPERATIONS.
A15 CIVILIAN AIRPORT CONTACT AT 39516 NORTH 25TH STREET E, PALMDALE, CA 93550, CURRENTLY CLOSED.
A17 OTHER TIMES CLSD TO ALL TFC WITHOUT WRITTEN APVL.
A18 OFFICAL BUSINESS ONLY. MILITARY ARPT. CIVIL USE REQUIRES USAF APPROVAL AND DD FORM 2400/01/02.
A30-072/252 RY USED AS A MILITARY ASSAULT STRIP.
A31-07/25 1000 FT ASPH OVRN EACH END; OVRN POOR COND EMERG USE ONLY.
A52-04 23000' FM THR.
A81-APT ACTVT REIL RWY 04, 07, 22, 25; HIRL RWY 04/22 & 07/25 - CTAF. PAPI RWY 22 & 25 ON CONSLY.
E111 ESTABD PRIOR TO 5/15/59.
E147 TPA OHD 1957 FT. RECTANGULAR 1457 FT. EXP RIGHT TFC RWY 04, 25.

Runways

PMD Airport Runway Summary

Runways: 04/22
07/25
072/252
Longest Runway: 07/25 is 12002 ft (3658 m) long
Runways with an Instrument Approach: 25

PMD Airport Runway Details

Runway 04/22  12001 ft x 150 ft (3658 m x 46 m)
Runway Length Source:  NGS as of 10/27/1992
Surface:  Concrete - Good condition -
Runway Pavement Class:  53 /R/B/W/T
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 04

Runway 22

Elevation: 
2543 2491
Latitude: 
34-37-00.8420N 34-38-14.2360N
Longitude: 
118-05-29.8020W 118-03-36.9660W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
52 232
ILS Type: 
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 2.5 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Right Left
Runway Markings Type: 
Basic Basic
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
HILL
Object Height: 
0 0
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
0 0
Object Centerline Offset: 
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Touchdown Lights: 
No No
Centerline Lights: 
No No
Threshold Crossing Height: 
52
Threshold Elevation: 
0 0
Displaced Threshold: 
0 0
Threshold Latitude: 

Threshold Longitude: 

Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
0 0
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
0 0
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
0 0
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
0 0

Runway 07/25  12002 ft x 200 ft (3658 m x 61 m)
Runway Length Source:  NGS as of 10/27/1992
Surface:  Concrete - Good condition -
Runway Pavement Class:  71 /R/B/W/T
Runway Edge Lights:  High Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 07

Runway 25

Elevation: 
2540 2499
Latitude: 
34-37-50.1060N 34-37-57.9910N
Longitude: 
118-06-47.0290W 118-04-23.7430W
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
86 266
ILS Type: 
ILS
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 3.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Left Right
Runway Markings Type: 
Precision Instrument Precision Instrument
Runway Markings Condition:
Good Good
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
Object Height: 
0 0
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
0 0
Object Centerline Offset: 
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
4-Light PAPI On Left Side Of Runway
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
REIL: 
Yes Yes
Touchdown Lights: 
No No
Centerline Lights: 
No No
Threshold Crossing Height: 
58
Threshold Elevation: 
0 0
Displaced Threshold: 
0 0
Threshold Latitude: 

Threshold Longitude: 

Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
0 0
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
0 0
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
0 0
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
0 0

Runway 072/252  6000 ft x 75 ft (1829 m x 23 m)
Runway Length Source:  MILITARY as of 06/07/2005
Surface:  Concrete - Good condition -
Runway Pavement Class:  97 /R/B/W/T
Runway Edge Lights:  Intensity

Runway Weight Bearing Capacity (in thousands of pounds) 
Single Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 
Dual Dual Tandem Wheel Landing Gear: 

Runway 072

Runway 252

Elevation: 
0 0
Latitude: 
Longitude: 
True Magnetic Hdg.: 
0 0
ILS Type: 
Glide Path Angle: 
0.0 degrees 0.0 degrees
Traffic Pattern: 
Runway Markings Type: 
Runway Markings Condition:
Arresting Device: 
Object at End: 
Object Height: 
0 0
Object Marked/Lighted?: 
Distance from End: 
0 0
Object Centerline Offset: 
Visual Glide Slope Indicators: 
Runway Visual Range (RVR): 
Approach Light System: 
REIL: 
Touchdown Lights: 
Centerline Lights: 
Threshold Crossing Height: 
Threshold Elevation: 
0 0
Displaced Threshold: 
0 0
Threshold Latitude: 

Threshold Longitude: 

Declared Distances
Take Off Run Avbl. (TORA): 
0 0
Take Off Distance Avbl. (TODA): 
0 0
Actual Stop Dist. Avbl. (ASDA): 
0 0
Landing Dist. Avbl. (LDA): 
0 0

Services

Airframe Repair: 
Major
Powerplant Repair: 
Major
Bottled Oxygen: 
None
Bulk Oxygen: 
None
Fuel Available: 
100LL, Jet A
Landing Fees: 
No
Parking: 
Tiedowns available

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